Sweet New Touches Added to Hershey's Chocolatetown
Hershey's Chocolatetown, the all-new region at Hersheypark honoring the legacy of Milton S. Hershey, opened to the public on July 3. Since then, our Construction Services, Maintenance and Landscaping teams have been hard at work adding some sweet touches throughout the 23-acre development. Take a look at some of the recent additions to the place where fun meets chocolate.
As guests enter Hershey's Chocolatetown, they might see (or hear) something new! The four-sided pitched roof tower on the front of the new Ticketing building in Tram Circle is now home to the Kisses Bell. The custom-designed bell is held up by a beam signed by students at the Milton Hershey School to commemorate their role in the development of key elements of the Chocolatetown project.
The Miniature Train
The miniature train was the second attraction purchased for Hersheypark by Milton S. Hershey. It opened in 1911 and spent 60 years taking guests on a scenic ride along Park Boulevard, over Spring Creek and into Hersheypark. A 6-year restoration on the historic train cars began in 2007. Guests can see the piece of Hersheypark history in Hersheypark Supply Co., our premier 10,000-square-foot flagship retail experience with the largest collection of apparel, gifts, toys and more exclusive to Hersheypark.
Visitors to The Sweetest Place On Earth are welcomed by unique streetlights shaped like wrapped and unwrapped Hershey's Kisses along Chocolate Avenue. The lights have been part of the landscape since 1963. Now, guests entering Hershey's Chocolatetown will also notice Kisses-shaped lights lining the new arrival experience.
The iconic Hersheypark pinwheel with its eight bright colors is displayed in one of the windows on the backside of the building that houses Hersheypark Supply Co. Another sweet photo spot! Learn more about the history of the pinwheel here.
As guests make their way to Candymonium, the tallest, fastest, longest and sweetest coaster in Hersheypark, they will walk on painted pavement in colors representing the world-renowned Hershey Company brands of Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers. Some new landscaping was also added around the Candymonium sign.
Planning a visit to Hersheypark this summer? Keep your eyes open for these and other sweet touches throughout our new region.